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11-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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K-30 Shutter life

Does anyone know the K-30 shutter life expectancy? I can't seem to find the information anywhere. Ive found a couple of references on a google search about the shutter issues after about a year of ownership.

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Did the shot of your finger break it???
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I read 100k somewhere or other when it first came out but that may have been plucked out of the air for all I know.
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Do not forget that shutter life expectancy is not a guarantee, but rather an area on a statistical bell curve. My guess would be 95% will attain the cycle predicted, and 1 in 20 would fail before. Failure at 1 year would mean a huge number of images or a camera where the shutter life was on the edge of the curve.

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Not the k-30
however i found this information on the k-20 and it is suppose to be a more solid camera,
pentax k20d | Camera Shutter Life Database
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 31,706.4
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 23,703.2

The k-x
pentax kx | Camera Shutter Life Database
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 22,764.5
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 28,163.3

The k-7
pentax k7 | Camera Shutter Life Database
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 54,310.4
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 85,823.4

The k-10
pentax k10d | Camera Shutter Life Database
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 31,417.4
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 120,229.1

The k-100
pentax k100d | Camera Shutter Life Database
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 23,550.6
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 22,438.3

The k-200
http://www.olegkikin.com/shutterlife/pentax_k200d.htm
Average number of actuations after which shutter is still alive: 26,333.2
Average number of actuations after which shutter died: 50,525.6

though the reporting methods may be flawed in the above figures , Im going to venture a guess the k-30 will average between 23000 and 50000

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K-30 still cranking

My K-30, which I've had for 2-plus years, is at 260,000 shutter clicks and climbing....
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveB Quote
I read 100k somewhere or other when it first came out but that may have been plucked out of the air for all I know.
I read in several reviews that the K-30 "offers a shutter designed for 100,000 releases" I assumed this could only have come from Pentax (even though it is not in the official spec sheet).
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